Thursday, 23 June 2011

Jack Nicholson - The Famous Hollywood Actor - Director

Jack Nicholson is very popular person in Indian Hollywood History. He is an American actor, film director, producer and writer.  He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice. He has been nominated for Academy Awards 12 times. He won six Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. 

Jack Nicholson

  • Birth Name:-      John Joseph Nicholson
  • Nick Names:-     Mulholland Man, Nick 
  • Date Of Birth:-   22 April, 1937
  • Place of Birth:-  New York(U.S)
  • Debut Film:-      The Cry Baby Killer
  • Profession:-       Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
  • Mother Name:-  June Frances Nicholson
  • Father's Name:- Donald Furcillo

Birth & Early Life:-

Jack Nicholson was born on 22 April, 1937 in New York City. He was a son of show girl June Frances Nicholson. Donald Furcillo claimed to be Nicholson's father. June's manager, may be the father, and other sources have suggested that June Nicholson was unsure of who the father was. Nicholoson thought that his grandparents were his parents. But after some he got information that his parents were actually his grandparents and his sister was in fact his mother in 1974. Nicholson grew up in Neptune City, New Jersey. he was known as Nick to his high school friends

His Family:-

Jack Nicholson had got 4 children:- Jenneifer Nicholson, Honey Hollman, Lorraine Nicholson, Ray Nicholson. He was attached with numerous actresses and models, including Michelle Phillips, Bebe Buell, and Lara Flynn Boyle. He passed 16 years with actress Anjelica Huston from 1973 to 1989. When media reported that Rebecca Broussard had become pregnant with his child then this relationship ended. Nicholson and Rebecca had got two children together, Lorraine in 1990 and Raymond Nicholson in 1992. His other children are Jennifer born in 1963 with Sandra Knight and Honey Hollman born in 1981 with Winnie Hollman.


Firstly Jack Nicholson worked as a gofer for animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at the MGM cartoon studio. Due to his talent William Hanna and Joseph Barbera gave him a starting level position as an animation artist. He made his film debut in a teen drama The Cry Baby Killer, in 1958.  His first real taste of writing success was the LSD-fueled screenplay for 1967's The Trip.  Nicholson wrote the movie Head with Bob Rafelson.  Movie Easy Rider led to his first big acting break. He played a very hard drinking lawyer George Hanson, for which he received his first Oscar nomination. He was nominated Best Actor for Five Easy Pieces in 1970.  He appeared in the movie adaptation of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever that year. He was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for The Last Detail in1973. In 2001, Nicholson was the first actor to receive the Stanislavsky Award at the Moscow International Film Festival. 


Jack Nicholson has been nominated 12 times for Academy Awards. He has won 3 times this award. He has won best actor Award for his films:- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As Good as It Gets and best supporting actor for Terms of Endearment. He has been nominated 7 times for BAFTA Academy Awards. He has won 3 times this award. He has won best actor Award for his films:- Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and best supporting actor for Reds. He has been nominated 17 times for Golden Globe Awards. He has won 6 times this award. He has won best actor Award for his films:- Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Prizzi's Honor, As Good as It Gets and About Achmidt and best supporting actor for Terms of EndearmentHe has been nominated 2 times for Canees Film Awards. He has won 1 times this award. 

Popular Films:-

Jack Nicholson made many films. We can not forgot his contribution in Hollywood. Some of Popular films are as under:-
  • The Terror
  • Easy Rider
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • Chinatown
  • The Fortune
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Shining
  • The Border
  • Prizzi's Honor
  • Heartburn
  • Batman
  • The Two Jakes
  • A Few Good Men
  • Wolf
  • Blood and Wine
  • Mars Attacks!
  • As Good as It Gets
  • About Schmidt


  • The Cry Baby Killer in 1958
  • Too soon to Love in 1960
  • The Wild Ride in 1960
  • The Little Shop of Horrors in 1960
  • Studs Lonigan in 1960
  • The Broken Land in 1962
  • The Terror in 1963
  • The Raven in 1963
  • Flight to Fury in 1964
  • Ensign Pulver in 1964
  • Back Door to Hell in 1964
  • Ride in the Whirlwind in 1965
  • The Shooting in 1966
  • The St. Valentine's day Massacre in 1967
  • Hells Angles on Wheels in 1967
  • Psych-Out in 1968
  • Head in 1968
  • Easy Rider in 1969
  • On A Clear Day You Can See Forever in 1970
  • The Rebel Rousers in 1970
  • Five Easy Pieces in 1970
  • Kamal Knowledge in 1971
  • A safe Place in 1971
  • Drive, He Said in 1971
  • The King of Marvin Gardens in 1972
  • The Last Detail in 1973
  • Chinatown in 1974
  • The Fortune in 1975
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975
  • The Passenger in 1975
  • Tommy in 1975
  • The Missouri Breaks in 1976
  • The Last Tycoon in 1976
  • Goin' South in 1978
  • The Shining in 1980
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice in 1981
  • Ragtime in 1981
  • Reds in 1981
  • The Border in 1982
  • Terms of Endearment in 1983
  • Terror in the Aisles in 1984
  • Pizzi's Honor in 1985
  • Heartbum in 1986
  • The Witched of Eastwick in 1987
  • Broadcast News in 1987
  • Ironweed in 1987
  • Batman in 1989
  • The Two Jakes in 1990
  • Man Trouble in 1992
  • A few Good Men in 1992
  • Hoffa in 1992
  • Wolf in 1994
  • The Crossing Guard in 1995
  • Blood and Wine in 1996
  • The Evening Star in 1996
  • Marks Attacks in 1996
  • As Good as It Gets in 1997
  • The Pledge in 2001
  • About Schmidt in 2002
  • Anger Management in 2003
  • Something's Gotta Give in 2003
  • The Departed in 2006
  • The Bucket List in 2008
  • How Do You Know in 2010
  • Americana in 2011